Employee Spotlight

Janis PoepoeMeet Janis Poepoe, Senior Vice President of Deposit Support.  Janis has been part of our Kitsap Bank family for over 20 years. 

Q&A with Janis

Q.  What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? 
A.  I really enjoy learning new things.  It’s really exciting when we are able to be the first bank in our community to offer cutting edge products and services like SecurLOCK Equip that allows customers to control how, where and when their Kitsap Bank debit and credit cards are used.  Banking is constantly changing, and we are continually finding ways to improve our customer’s experience. 

Q.  Favorite charity/organization to support? 
A.  I really enjoy supporting the Kitsap Humane Society.  My daughter has become very involved in fostering pets, and I can personally see the impact it has on preparing animals for their forever homes. 

Q.  What is your favorite thing to do in in the Pacific Northwest? 
A.  My family loves to go camping (in an RV) and hiking – both locally and all over Washington and Oregon. 

Q.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I always found criminal justice interesting and wanted to either be a police officer or a lawyer. 

Q.  Why did you want to work at Kitsap Bank? 
A.  I like that Kitsap Bank is locally owned and community oriented. 

Q.  What’s the best thing about working in your department? 
A.  My team!  I work with an amazing group of employees and managers that diligently work to support our customers and provide them the best banking experience possible.